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South Africa get its lowest score ever against SL

Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath cleaned up the house in the second session, as South Africa came out to chase 352. South Africa bowlers did well to bowl out the hosts for 10 in the first session, but they failed yet again with the bat. The Proteas were once again undone by the spin with Perera taking 6 wickets and Herath cleaning up the rest. Lakshan Sandakan took the final wicket
of Tabraiz Shamsi as South Africa were bowled out for 73. Sri Lanka win the first Test by 279 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series.

South Africa were all out for 73 in their second innings, the worst for them in Sri Lanka. They were bundled out for 126 in the first innings on Friday, their previous lowest total in the island nation.

Perera followed up his first-innings figures of 4-46 with six for 32 in the second, his best bowling figures in tests, with veteran left-arm spinner Rangana Herath picking up three.

Earlier, Sri Lanka were all out for 190 in their second innings, leaving South Africa a target of 352 on a surface providing lot of turn for the spinners. Left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj took 4-58 for the touring side.

Dimuth Karunaratne was awarded as the Player of the match.

South African captain AB de Villiers had insulted Sri Lanka recently in India saying that 'Playing SL is like off-season'
           He proceeded to say that ‘We never lose to them (SL).

           The team who said ‘we never lose to SL’ gets its lowest score ever against Sri Lanka in Test                 match cricket.

     
 South Africa scorecard


Sri Lanka bowling performance






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